03 Jan New book on the spiritual values of protected natural areas in Europe- Island of Vilm (Germany), November 2012
The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation has published the book “Spiritual Values of Protected Areas of Europe” edited by Josep-Maria Mallarach. The 170-page book contains an exhaustive compilation of the results of the international workshop that was held on this topic from 2 to 6 November 2011, in the International Academy for Nature Conservation in the Baltic island of Vilm (Germany).
The participants from fourteen European countries (Bosnia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, FYR of Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Spain, the Netherlands, Ukraine, United Kingdom) presented a series of case studies demonstrating the diversity of spiritual values that can be found in protected areas. In addition, the authors developed a set of guiding principles and guidelines on how to best incorporate spiritual values into the planning and management of protected areas. Silene Association, the Delos Initiative and IUCN collaborated in this project. You can download the publication here.